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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rush \Rush\, v. t.
     1. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to
        hurry forward.
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     2. To recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an
        error. [College Cant, U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rush \Rush\, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to
     LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum
     butcher's broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.]
     1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing
        endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species
        of Juncus and Scirpus.
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     Note: Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting
           mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to
           lamps and rushlights.
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     2. The merest trifle; a straw.
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              John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush.
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     Bog rush. See under Bog.
     Club rush, any rush of the genus Scirpus.
     Flowering rush. See under Flowering.
     Nut rush
        (a) Any plant of the genus Scleria, rushlike plants with
            hard nutlike fruits.
        (b) A name for several species of Cyperus having
            tuberous roots.
     Rush broom, an Australian leguminous plant ({Viminaria
        denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the
        Spanish broom. See under Spanish.
     Rush candle, See under Candle.
     Rush grass, any grass of the genus Vilfa, grasses with
        wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.
     Rush toad (Zool.), the natterjack.
     Scouring rush. (Bot.) Same as Dutch rush, under Dutch.
     Spike rush, any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis,
        in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.
     Sweet rush, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc.
        ({Andropogon schoenanthus), used in Oriental medical
     Wood rush, any plant of the genus Luzula, which differs
        in some technical characters from Juncus.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rush \Rush\ (r[u^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rushed (r[u^]sht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Rushing.] [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to
     make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG.
     r[=u]schen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel.
     & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]
     1. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous
        rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush
        down a precipice.
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              Like to an entered tide, they all rush by. --Shak.
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     2. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or
        without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush
        business or speculation.
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              They . . . never think it to be a part of religion
              to rush into the office of princes and ministers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rush \Rush\, n.
     1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a
        violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of
        winds; a rush of water.
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              A gentleman of his train spurred up his horse, and,
              with a violent rush, severed him from the duke.
                                                    --Sir H.
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     2. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
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     3. A perfect recitation. [College Cant, U.S.]
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     4. (Football)
        (a) A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the
            center of the rush line; the end rush.
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     Bunt rush (Football), a combined rush by main strength.
     Rush line (Football), the line composed of rushers.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not accepting reservations [syn: first-come-first-
             serve(p), rush]
      2: done under pressure; "a rush job" [syn: rush(a), rushed]
      n 1: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in
           his haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste,
           hurry, rush, rushing]
      2: a sudden forceful flow [syn: rush, spate, surge,
      3: grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical
         often hollow stems
      4: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the
         Declaration of Independence (1745-1813) [syn: Rush,
         Benjamin Rush]
      5: the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a
         great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush
         from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" [syn: bang,
         boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
      6: a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
      7: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running
         into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
         [syn: rush, rushing]
      v 1: move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests";
           "The cars raced down the street" [syn: rush, hotfoot,
           hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush
           along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along,
           step on it] [ant: dawdle, linger]
      2: attack suddenly
      3: urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!" [syn:
         rush, hurry] [ant: delay, detain, hold up]
      4: act or move at high speed; "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's
         late!" [syn: rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp,
      5: run with the ball, in football
      6: cause to move fast or to rush or race; "The psychologist
         raced the rats through a long maze" [syn: race, rush]
      7: cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high
         fever and allergic reactions" [syn: induce, stimulate,
         rush, hasten]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  443 Moby Thesaurus words for "rush":
     Brownian movement, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot,
     accelerate, ado, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, aftergrass,
     aggravated assault, aggression, air speed, amphibious attack,
     angular motion, armed assault, ascending, ascent, assailing,
     assailment, assault, attack, axial motion, backflowing, backing,
     backward motion, bagatelle, bamboo, bang, banzai attack, bauble,
     bean, belch, bibelot, bit, blackmail, blitz, blitzkrieg, boil,
     bolt, boot, brass farthing, break, breakthrough, bundle, burst,
     burst of speed, bustle, button, buzz about, call, call for, cane,
     canter, career, cascade, celerity, cent, cereal, cereal plant,
     charge, chase, claim, climbing, commotion, concourse, confluence,
     conflux, contribution, corn, counterattack, counteroffensive,
     coup de main, course, crippling attack, crosscurrent, crowd, curio,
     current, dart, dash, dash at, dash off, dash on, dead run,
     dead set at, debouchment, defluxion, demand, demand for,
     descending, descent, descent on, dispatch, dissiliency, diversion,
     diversionary attack, dogtrot, double-time, downflow, downpour,
     downward motion, draft, drain, drift, driftage, drive, drive on,
     duty, ebb, ebbing, emergency, eructation, eruption, exaction,
     excitement, exigent, expedite, expedition, extortion,
     extortionate demand, farce, farinaceous plant, farthing, fastness,
     feather, ferment, festinate, fig, flank attack, flank speed,
     flare-up, flat-out speed, fleabite, fleet, flight, fling, flit,
     flood, flow, flow back, flow in, flow out, flowing, fluency,
     flurry, flush, flutter, flux, fly, fly at, fog, folderol, font,
     forage grass, forced draft, forward, forward motion, forwardness,
     fount, fountain, fribble, frippery, frontal attack, full gallop,
     fuss, gallop, gas attack, gaud, get cracking, get going,
     get moving, gewgaw, geyser, gimcrack, go off half-cocked, grain,
     graminaceous plant, grass, ground speed, gush, hair, halfpenny,
     hand gallop, harum-scarum, haste, hasten, hasten on, hastiness,
     head-on attack, headlong rush, heavy demand, heavy right foot,
     helter-skelter, hie, hie on, high lope, high-priority,
     hill of beans, hump, hump it, hurriedness, hurry, hurry about,
     hurry along, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry,
     hurtle, hustle, hustle up, imposition, impost, impulse,
     impulsiveness, indent, infiltration, inflow, insistent demand,
     instantaneousness, issue, jest, jet, jog trot, joke, jollies, jump,
     jump off, kick, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, knots, lash,
     lawn grass, leap, levy, lift, lightning attack, lightning speed,
     lightning war, lope, lose no time, make, make a fuss, make haste,
     mass attack, maximum speed, megadeath, miles per hour, mill run,
     millrace, minikin, mockery, molehill, mounting, move quickly,
     mugging, nonnegotiable demand, notice, oblique motion, offense,
     offensive, ongoing, onrush, onset, onslaught, onward course,
     open throttle, order, ornamental grass, outbreak, outburst,
     outflow, overhastiness, overkill, panzer warfare, passage,
     pell-mell, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick,
     plunge, plunging, post, pother, pour, precipitance, precipitancy,
     precipitate, precipitateness, precipitation, precociousness,
     precocity, prematureness, prematurity, press, press on, progress,
     promptitude, promptness, push, push on, push through, quicken,
     quickness, quiver, race, radial motion, railroad through,
     random motion, rap, rapidity, rapids, red cent, reed, reflowing,
     refluence, reflux, regression, regurgitate, requirement,
     requisition, retrogression, rising, round pace, row of pins, rpm,
     run, run against, run at, rush about, rush along, rush around,
     rush at, rush of emotion, rush order, rush through, sally, scamper,
     scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, sensation, set,
     shake a leg, shit, shiver, shock tactics, shoot, shudder,
     sideward motion, sinking, skedaddle, snap, snappiness, sneeshing,
     soaring, sortie, sou, spate, speed, speed along, speed up,
     speediness, spew, spit, spout, spouter, spray, sprint, spritz,
     spurt, spurtle, squirt, stampede, step on it, sternway, storm,
     straw, stream, strike, subsiding, surge, surge back,
     surge of emotion, swift rate, swiftness, tax, taxing, tear,
     tear around, thrill, tide, tilt at, tingle, tingling, titillation,
     to-do, torrent, toy, traject, trajet, tremor, tremor of excitement,
     trend, tribute, trifle, trinket, triviality, trot, tuppence,
     turbulence, turmoil, two cents, twopence, ultimatum, undercurrent,
     undertow, unprovoked assault, untimeliness, upward motion, urge,
     urgent, velocity, volcan, warning, water flow, whim-wham, whip,
     whip along, whiz, whiz about, wide-open speed

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  An interactive dialect of PL/I, related to
     CPS, dated about 1966.  The name is the abbreviation of
     "Remote Use of Shared Hardware".
     ["Introduction to RUSH", Allen-Babcock Computing 1969.  Sammet
     1969, p.309.]
     2.  A high-level language that closely resembles
     Tcl but aimed to provide substantially faster execution.
     See An Introduction to the Rush Language
     by Adam Sah, Jon Blow, and Brian Dennis (1994).

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     the papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression
     "branch and rush" in Isa. 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly."

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rush -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    3551
     Housing Units (2000): 1928
     Land area (2000):     718.207468 sq. miles (1860.148723 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.210374 sq. miles (0.544865 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    718.417842 sq. miles (1860.693588 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             38.527472 N, 99.310127 W
      Rush, KS
      Rush County
      Rush County, KS

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rush -- U.S. County in Indiana
     Population (2000):    18261
     Housing Units (2000): 7337
     Land area (2000):     408.282683 sq. miles (1057.447250 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.337670 sq. miles (0.874562 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    408.620353 sq. miles (1058.321812 sq. km)
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.621652 N, 85.475672 W
      Rush, IN
      Rush County
      Rush County, IN

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